New Kids On The Block Tour Announced With Salt-N-Pepa, Rick Astley, En Vogue

You won’t need to sit in front of the radio with two fingers on the tape recorder to get in on this mixtape. The New Kids on the Block have announced a tour for 2022, and it’s a true blast from the past, in the best of ways. Dubbed “MixTape 2022,” the lineup will include Salt-N-Pepa, Rick Astley and En Vogue.

In a statement, founding NKOTB member Donnie Wahlberg said there was good reason for the name, which they also used for the band’s tour three years prior.

“We had a blast out on the first MixTape Tour in 2019, and can’t wait to take it to another level with our fans on the MixTape Tour 2022,” Wahlberg said in a statement to Rolling Stone. “Just like a mixtape, these shows are going to take audiences through all the emotions. To be able to have Salt-N-Pepa come back and now also have the iconic and legendary Rick Astley & En Vogue join the tour… we could not be more excited. Let’s GO!”

The group announced the upcoming New Kids on the Block tour on “The Kelly Clarkson Show” on Oct. 4 and followed up with social media posts.

“Getting that confetti ready because we’re coming to a stage near you in 2022,” tweeted @NKOTB. “We’re bringin’ our friends @TheSaltNPepa, @rickastley and @EnVogueMusic along for the ride!”

The 2019 New Kids on the Block tour, which featured Salt-N-Pepa, Tiffany, Naughty By Nature and Debbie Gibson, grossed $53.2 million, sold more than 650,000 tickets and was the group’s most significant success since reuniting in 2008.

New Kids On The Block Tour Details

NKOTB will perform fan favorites such as “Hangin’ Tough,” “I’ll Be Loving You (Forever)” and “Step By Step.” Salt-N-Pepa, who received a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2021 and will dedicate their Hollywood Walk of Fame star in 2022, will delight the audience with songs such as “Push It,” “Shoop” and “Whatta Man.”

Rick Astley, who has captured the attention of current generations on YouTube and TikTok, will perform hits such as “Never Gonna Give You Up” and “Together Forever.” En Vogue, who celebrated the 30th anniversary of their first album in April and appeared with Salt-N-Pepa in “Coming 2 America,” will sing hits like “Don’t Let Go [Love]” and “Free Your Mind.”

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The New Kids on the Block tour will kick off in May of 2022 and run through July at the following venues.

  • May 10, 2022, at Heritage Bank Center in Cincinnati
  • May 12, 2022, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis
  • May 13, 2022, at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee
  • May 14, 2022, at Enterprise Center in St Louis
  • May 15, 2022, at T-Mobile Center in Kansas City, Missouri
  • May 16, 2022, at Paycom Center in Oklahoma City
  • May 18, 2022, at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans
  • May 19, 2022, at Toyota Center in Houston
  • May 20, 2022, at Bert Ogden Arena in Edinburg
  • May 21, 2022, at AT&T Center in San Antonio
  • May 22, 2022, at American Airlines Center in Dallas
  • May 25, 2022, at Footprint Center in Phoenix
  • May 26, 2022, at Viejas Arena in San Diego
  • May 27, 2022, at Staples Center in Los Angeles
  • May 28, 2022, at Honda Center in Anaheim, California
  • May 29, 2022, at Michelob Ultra Arena in Las Vegas
  • May 31, 2022, at Save Mart Center in Fresno, California
  • June 1, 2022, at SAP Center At San Jose in San Jose, California
  • June 2, 2022, at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California
  • June 4, 2022, at Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle
  • June 5, 2022, at Moda Center in Portland, Oregon
  • June 6, 2022, at Spokane Arena in Spokane, Washington
  • June 7, 2022, at Ford Idaho Center in Boise, Idaho
  • June 8, 2022, at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • June 10, 2022, at Ball Arena in Denver
  • June 11, 2022, at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Nebraska
  • June 12, 2022, at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa
  • June 14, 2022, at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minneapolis
  • June 15, 2022, at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee
  • June 16, 2022, at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • June 17, 2022, at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois
  • June 21, 2022, at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland
  • June 22, 2022, at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto
  • June 23, 2022, at Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort in Mount Pleasant, Michigan
  • June 24, 2022, at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit
  • June 25, 2022, at Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio
  • June 26, 2022, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky
  • June 29, 2022, at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia
  • June 30, 2022, at UBS Arena in Elmont, New York
  • July 1, 2022, at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut
  • July 2, 2022, at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut
  • July 3, 2022, at Hard Rock Hotel Casino Atlantic City in Atlantic City, New Jersey
  • July 6, 2022, at Bon Secours Arena in Greenville, South Carolina
  • July 7, 2022, at State Farm Arena in Atlanta
  • July 8, 2022, at Vystar Memorial Coliseum in Jacksonville, Florida
  • July 9, 2022, at FLA Live Arena in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • July 10, 2022, at Amway Center in Orlando, Florida
  • July 12, 2022, at Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • July 14, 2022, at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey
  • July 15, 2022, at TD Garden in Boston
  • July 17, 2022, at KeyBank Center in Buffalo, New York
  • July 19, 2022, at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh
  • July 21, 2022, at Giant Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania
  • July 22, 2022, at PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • July 23, 2022, at Capital One Arena in Washington

Note that this lineup is subject to change without notice.

Tickets will go on sale Oct. 8 at Ticketmaster, and you can get information on VIP packages and New Kids on the Block fan club pre-sales at nkotb.com.